Linepithema humile

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Linepithema humile


Taxonavigation: Formicoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Formicoidea

Familia: Formicidae
Subfamilia: Dolichoderinae
Tribus: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Linepithema
Species: Linepithema humile
Subspecies: L. h. angulatum – L. h. arrogans – L. h. breviscapum – L. h. gallardoi – L. h. humile – L. h. platense – L. h. scotti


Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868)


  • Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr, 1868)


New Zealand references[edit]

  • Macfarlane, R.P., Maddison, P.A., Andrew, I.G., Berry, J.A., Johns, P.M., Hoare, R.J.B., Larivière, M.-C., Greenslade, P., Henderson, R.C., Smithers, C.N., Palma, R.L., Ward, J.B., Pilgrim, R.L.C., Towns, D.R., McLellan, I., Teulon, D.A.J., Hitchings, T.R., Eastop, V.F., Martin, N.A., Fletcher, M.J., Stufkens, M.A.W., Dale, P.J., Burckhardt, D., Buckley, T.R. & Trewick, S.A. 2010. Phylum Arthropoda subphylum Hexapoda: Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects. Pp. 233–467 in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) 2010. New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. Reference page.  PDF [455, listed]
  • Cooling, M.; Hartley, S.; Sim, D.A.; Lester, P.J. (online, 2011): The widespread collapse of an invasive species: Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) in New Zealand. Biology letters, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.1014
  • Stanley, M.C. et al. (online first, 2012): Invasive interactions: can Argentine ants indirectly increase the reproductive output of a weed? Arthropod-plant interactions, doi: 10.1007/s11829-012-9215-2
  • Stanley, M.C.; Ward, D.F. (online first, 2012): Impacts of Argentine ants on invertebrate communities with below-ground consequences. Biodiversity and conservation, doi: 10.1007/s10531-012-0324-0
  • Ward, D.F.; Stanley, M.C. (online first, 2012): Site occupancy and detection probability of Argentine ant populations. Journal of applied entomology, doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0418.2012.01722.x

Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: Argentynse mier
English: Argentine ant
français: Fourmi d'Argentine
日本語: アルゼンチンアリ

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